Seasonal DIYs That'll Make Those Falling Temperatures Easier To Deal With

Diply 10 Oct 2018

Now that fall is officially here and winter is following close behind, it's time to accept the fact that summer is over and we're in for six months chilly temps, grey skies, and, eventually, snow.

If thinking about what the fall and winter seasons have in store weather-wise makes you want to cry, perhaps a batch of seasonal DIYs will help cheer you up? The collection of crafts below should help you realize that there's more to this time of year than crappy weather!

1. DIY Lumber Jack Antler Wreath

Nest Of Posies | Nest Of Posies

Don't get me wrong, snow is beautiful and everything, but if it isn't fresh, it makes everything look extra yucky and miserable. That's why festive wreaths are so important!

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These decorative accents have the ability to breathe color and life into the dullest of days.

Nest Of Posies | Nest Of Posies

Who wouldn't want to come home to one of these hanging on their front door? Head over to Nest Of Posies to find out how to make one for your home.

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2. DIY Pumpkin Patch Pillow

Green With Decor | Green With Decor

Anyone who's ever decorated a room knows how expensive pretty throw pillows can be. However, as long as you're willing to roll up your sleeves and put your crafty side to work, you can whip up a collection of them for a fraction of the price.

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Meg of Green With Decor used fabric paint and a fun stencil to turn a boring pillow case into a festive cutie for her couch. 

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This would be a perfect weekend project. And the best part about it is that the design possibilities are endless!

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3. DIY Paper Bag Snowflakes

Hometalk | Vesna Gavrilovic - Home Chic Club

Most of you have probably made (or have at least tried to make) paper snowflakes. Personally, I've never been able to get the hang of this classic craft, but after seeing this paper bag version by Hometalker Vesna Gavrilovic, I'm inspired to give it another try.

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Aren't the results gorgeous? Even if you've never succeeded at making a paper snowflake before, I think this DIY is worth trying.

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For a full set of instructions, head over to Hometalk and check out Vesna's tutorial.

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4. DIY Spooky And Cheap Halloween Wreath

Nerd Mom With A Blog | Nerd Mom With A Blog

Most craft stores sell premade wreaths for a variety of holidays and seasons, which is nice. However, have you ever looked at the prices on some of those things?

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If you haven't, trust me when I say, "THEY'RE INSANE!"

Nerd Mom With A Blog | Nerd Mom With A Blog

That's why I love seeing DIYed wreaths, like this one by Nerd Mom With A Blog. Using nothing more than dollar store materials, this crafty blogger managed to put together something way better than anything you'd find in a craft store.

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5. DIY Brown Paper Bag Popcorn

Serious Eats | Serious Eats

When it's too cold to go outside, one of my favorite things to do is curl up on the couch in a nice, big blanket, turn on Netflix, and fill my face with an embarrassing amount of popcorn.

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If this is also your idea of a good time during the long winter months, you're going to want to remember this handy little trick, courtesy of Serious Eats.

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Homemade popcorn like this is always going to taste better than the prepackaged stuff!

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6. DIY Halloween Spell Books

Sadie Seasongoods | Sadie Seasongoods

The next time you find yourself browsing the aisles of your local thrift store, see if they have any yearbooks on hand — the older, the better!

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Sadie Seasongoods used things like plastic accessroies and alphabet stickers to transform a set of thrifted yearbooks she found into amazing spell books. 

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Aren't they amazing?! I'm definitely going to keep my eyes peeled during my next thrift store shop.

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7. DIY Cinnamon Stick Candles

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Is there anything better than the sweet, sweet smell of cinnamon on a cold day? This aromatic spice screams comfy clothes weather, so it's a must when DIYing seasonal projects.

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Home Stories A To Z creator, Beth, used cinnamon sticks and twine to decorate a set of dollar store pillar candles!

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These simple materials wound up creating the perfect centerpiece for her fall tablescape.

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8. DIY Upcycled Recipe Box

Hometalk | Weekend Craft

What was once a thrift store jewelry box is now the cutest recipe holder imaginable! And all it took was a coat of icy blue paint.

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Hometalk user Weekend Craft even put together an adorable recipe card printable that you can use to fill your own box. 

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Fall and winter are the best seasons for comfort food, and this pretty idea would be the perfect solution for storing all of the recipes you're saving for a chilly day.

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9. DIY Makeshift Christmas Tree

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If you don't happen to have space in your home for an actual Christmas tree, something like this 3D wall hanging could be the perfect alternative.

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Almost Makes Perfect used a dowel and some string to hang a gorgeous image of an evergreen on the wall. 

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They then decorated the tree with actual ornaments using another long piece of string.

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10. DIY Vintage Farmhouse Pumpkin

Pen And Paper Flowers | Pen And Paper Flowers

The number of mason jar-related DIYs that are out there is pretty crazy, but a lot of them only utilize one part of the jar. So, if you've done your fair share of mason jar crafts, you've probably accumulated a bunch of lids and rings in the process.

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What can you do with all of those leftover pieces, you ask?

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Well, I happen to think this farmhouse pumpkin idea by Pen And Paper Flowers is too cute for words, so you may want to consider giving it a shot!

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11. DIY Square Birch Christmas Wreath

Life Is A Party | Life Is A Party

If you love making wreaths as much as I do, you probably know that some of the best creations involve a non-traditional shape, like a square or a triangle.

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If you want to step away from the typical circular wreath design and try something new, take inspiration from this idea over on Life Is A Party.

Life Is A Party | Life Is A Party

They used wire hangers, pine, and birch to create this stunning piece of decor, and as long as you can get your hands on those things, you can enjoy one above your wintery mantel, too.

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12. DIY Felt Letter Board

Remodelaholic | Remodelaholic

Letter boards are a great way to add personality to a space, especially during the holidays. But if you don't feel like forking over a bunch of money and ordering one on Amazon, turn to Remodelaholic for an inexpensive alternative.

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Cassity, the blog's creator, used a picture frame, wooden dowels, and strips of black velvet to put together her vintage-inspired letter board.

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Trust me, once you have one of these, you'll end up creating a Pinterest board strictly dedicated to funny letter board messages.

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